Hope for Today: A Daily Devotion from Reasons for Hope*Jesus

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“When You said, ‘Seek My face,’ my heart said to You, ‘Your face, LORD, I will seek.'” Psalm 27:8

“I am Yours, save me; for I have sought Your precepts.” Psalm 119:94

“Those who seek me diligently will find me.” Proverbs 8:17

“The humble shall see this and be glad; and you who seek God, your hearts shall live.” Psalm 69:32

“Seek, and you will find.” Matthew 7:7

“Whoever finds me finds life.” Proverbs 8:35

“I am … the life.” John 14:6

Such arguments and entreaties we may use with God to strengthen us in faith. He does not need them — but we do. And He is well pleased when we take Him at His word. Were we to decline approaching God with supplications until our hearts were conscious of peculiar life and earnestness, we might perhaps forever remain distant and prayerless. We must not, therefore, yield to the suggestions of a dull frame — but rouse ourselves and at least make a determined effort. Thus we may hope that God will help our infirmities and warm our affections so that our hearts while seeking Him amidst much discouragement, may “live.”

O Lord, I plead Your precious promises, and You cannot deny Your word. You have engaged to assist a feeble petitioner. Let Your Holy Spirit abide with me, to quicken my soul when fainting and to rule my heart in all things, that no sin may have dominion over me; but, that I may conquer evil within me, overcome the world without me, and win the prize set before me.

Devotion by Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky (16901774)

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Do not be anxious about anything.  (Phil 4:6)

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must rightly remember who is in control.  Our God is sovereign over all things, including COVID-19.  As Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) said, “The sovereignty of God is a soft pillow on which weary people lay their heads.” 

Remember also God’s gracious promise, and that it is true and He is faithful to keep it:  Hebrews 13:5 …”I will never leave you, nor forsake you.”  The next verse remind us of the power that comes in trusting God and how we can live:  Hebrews 13:6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man [or COVID-19] shall do to me.

God loves us, and in Christ we find confidence and calm in times of uncertainty and trouble.  When we trust in God, fear is replaced with faith, stress is replaced with strength, anxiety is gone and hope abounds, problems become opportunities, and we are able to receive the blessings God has for us in the midst of difficult circumstances. Turn to Jesus. He will lead you to the still waters and give rest for your troubled soul.  

This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast…Hebrews 6:19

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